BATTERS: Batted ball quality surgers, 2022 vs. 2021

Batters whose batted ball quality has surged from 2021 to 2022 could be sneaky second-half targets, especially when their surface stats haven't followed suit.

These hitters have improved their batted ball profile the most from last season:

Let's take a closer look at the most intriguing exit velocity gainers, with a focus on those who might be available in deep leagues.


Kyle Garlick (LF/DH, MIN) remains unowned in many leagues, since he isn't getting steady playing time. There's still good potential for him to go on a surge though. His solid batted ball quality in 2021 (88.4 mph EV, 13.2% Brl%) has turned elite in 2022 (92.5 mph EV, 12.1% Brl%). Sure, the sample size is small (89 AB), but it's worth your attention if...


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